Travels in Burgundy 2017

week 3, another chablis gallery

By billn on January 20, 2017 #travels in burgundy 2017

This week’s unlucky victims in Chablis – of-course in the January report – to be published in about 4 weeks time…

gevrey, st.romain, chablis – and not just dogs!

By billn on January 16, 2017 #travels in burgundy 2017

Cold but not very cold in Chablis today, but no snow below 500metres – unlike Beaune early this morning!

Here are a couple of weekend pictures and some from today in Chablis…

chablis last week…

By billn on January 15, 2017 #travels in burgundy 2017

My rogues gallery of visits from last week.

Of-course there will be more visits this week, starting with the producer with the best hat for the last two vintages! Forecasts are for -8°C too – though it seems without the snow that was originally forecast – maybe I’ll get to exercise the camera more – that would be something then 🙂

chablis – day 2

By billn on January 06, 2017 #travels in burgundy 2017

Oof! Today was chilly.

Before I could go anywhere, I needed I needed 10 environmentally unfriendly minutes for my car to warm-up and shed its layer of ice – overnight temperatures of about -9°C were to blame.

I managed a couple of short hops into the vines between appointments – a selection of photos below for you – have a nice weekend – I shall be warming-up in Beaune for my weekend, before returning to Chablis on Monday!

chablis – day 1

By billn on January 05, 2017 #travels in burgundy 2017

My first day of a three-week tour of duty in Chablis – almost 50 domaines lined up for some Vintage 2015 action. A chilly day but 3°C – it’s forecast to be -6 to -8°C overnight – that should be fun judging by the damp roads! Anyway, my first visits delivered delicious wines – one producer described them as more ‘commercial’ than the chiselled brilliance (my description) of the 2014s. Let’s see how it goes…

hello 2017, hello taillepieds…

By billn on January 04, 2017 #travels in burgundy 2017

My first day, this year, in Burgundy today. A short trip to a producer in Volnay this afternoon was my only visit, and tomorrow I will start my campaign in Chablis. When I arrived at midday, the vines and hillsides were white with frost, but slowly as the afternoon temperatures reached the dizzy heights of 4°C, the white line of frost went ever higher. In the picture above only the trees above Taillepieds stayed white…

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